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World Cup Bribery Thai FIFA Boss Demanded Television Rights for England Game

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Its just another blow to the FIFA the world governing body of football. The Forrmer British FA Chairman Lord Triesman has accused four members of FIFA of demanding bribes to support England’s bid to host the 2018 world cup.One of them is Worawi Makudi Thailand’s FIFA representative who said Lord Triesman wanted TV rights for a friendly match between Thailand …

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Scot who confessed to a killing to Andrew Drummond is extradited to Australia

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From ANDREW DRUMMONDBangkokMay 6 2011 Edinburgh born Anthony Prestidge, best known as ‘Scots Tony’, wanted in Britain for armed robbery and in Australia for murder has been extradited to Australia for trial.Prestidge, more than six years ago confessed to me that he killed his brother in law Andy Arthur Ball in Perth, and at the time said he wanted to give himself …

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Britains FSA Moves On Bangkok Boiler Rooms. Somebody Is Going To Do Real Jail Time

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From ANDREW DRUMMOND,BANGKOKMAY 6 2011 Britain’s secretive Financial Services Authority have begun operations in Bangkok in a bid to rack up their operations against international boiler rooms a few notches.A team has been in the capital for the last week engaged in discussions with officers at the Crime Suppression Division and counterparts in other Embassies including the Australian and Canadian …

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Grieving Father Starts Thai Travel Tragedy Website

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FROM ANDREW DRUMMOND, BANGKOKMarch 31 2011The father of a 23-yr-old New Zealand woman who died in hospital in Chiang Mai after being taken seriously ill in a city centre hotel is launching a website to warn travellers that Thailand is no real paradise.Richard Carter, father of Sarah Carter said: ‘We just want to make travellers aware of the real risks …

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U.S. Offers Help In Chiang Mai Deaths Probe-Updated

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‘Further the U.S. Mission in Thailand has offered the technical assistance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to assist the Ministry of Public Health in their investigation.  At this time health workers have not yet verified that the cases are connected.’Five foreigners and one Thai have died in Chiang Mai between January 11 and February 19th.  Four of …

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Britain May Set Up Rape Crisis Centres In Thailand

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is considering helping  Thailand  set up ‘Rape Crisis Centres’ after disturbing sexual abuse reports received from British women in the country.  A British Embassy spokeswoman said in Bangkok she could not discuss individual cases but could confirm that the FCO was considering whether ‘crisis centres’ similar to the UK’s ‘Sexual Assault Referral Centres’ could be …

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British Coroner Queries Chiang Mai Death Plunge

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An English coroner has expressed dissatisfaction with a Thai police report on the death of 40-yr-old Yorkshireman Edward Fairburn who fell from the Centara Group’s Duangtawan Hotel in Chiang Mail last year. Halifax Coroner Roger Whittaker said: ‘I have grave concerns over the lack of information I have particularly in relation to how Mr Fairburn came by his death. ‘It …

Belfast Man Gets Life For Drugs Dealing In Thailand

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A Belfast man was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment for drugs dealing in Thailand despite protests from his family that he had been framed. Tommy McAuley, from Belfast’s Shankhill Road, but an Irish passport holder, failed to convince judges at Pattaya Criminal Court that he was innocent. Tommy McAuley after his arrested Tommy McAuley after his arrested McAuley, 49, had …

Scots Woman Mugged In Bangkok Woman Loses Her Fight For Life

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Murder hunts as Scots woman loses fight for life in Bangkok From Andrew Drummond, Bangkok An Inverness woman who was mugged in Thailand a week ago last Saturday has lost her fight for life in a Bangkok hospital. Lydia Riach, 58, was pronounced dead at the police hospital in Bangkok at 11.44 last night (Sunday) her cremation will be held …

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The Thai Assassination Of A Canadian Husband

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A Thai court today jailed for life a Thai wife, her lover, and a professional hit man for the avaricious murder of her Canadian husband. Dale Henry, 48, was murdered on the orders of his 27-yr-old wife Maneerat  nicknamed ‘Nee’, the court found. She had conspired with her boyfriend Amornsak Ketkaew, and hired a professional killer Jinda Sae Tee, who …